3rd IAB Industrial Art Biennial
Ride into the Sun

Labin – Opatija – Pula – Raša – Rijeka – Vodnjan

Ben Cain, Jasmina Cibic, Teresa Cos, Christopher Cozier, Boris Cvjetanović, Dušica Dražić, Wim Janssen, Igor Eškinja, John Ford, Jeanno Gaussi, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Helidon Gjergji, Krešo Golik, Tina Gverović, Scott Hocking, William E. Jones, Jelena Jureša, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Guido Kucsko, Kuehn Malvezzi – Office KGDVS – Guido Jan Bral, Robert Kuśmirowski, Ana Kuzmanić, Lina Lapelytė – Vaiva Grainytė – Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Claudia Larcher, Paul Albert Leitner, Elvis Lenić, Silvio Lorusso, Marko Lulić, Basim Magdy, Ursula Mayer, Metal Guru, Hana Miletić, Antun Motika, Bojan Mucko, Alban Muja, Gülşah Mursaloğlu, Damir Očko, Marina Orlić, Prabhakar Pachpute, Rupali Patil, Marek Piwowski, Agnieszka Polska, Theo Prodromidis, Tanja Prušnik, Godfrey Reggio, Matthew Barney, Filip Borelli, Rimini Protokoll, Maruša Sagadin, Dragana Sapanjoš, Toni Schmale, Stefania Strouza, Jacques Tati, Bert Theis and Barbara Barberis and RiMaflow, Nikolas Ventourakis, Munem Wasif, Erwin Wurm, Dino Zrnec, & Jan Fabre, Roman Signer & Ulay

Curated by
Branka Benčić (HR), Gerald Matt (AT), Christian Oxenius (DE/IT)

IAB – Industrial Art Biennial was created by Labin Art Express XXI as a form of an experimental laboratory founded on the utopian idea of the Underground city, with a desire to revitalize the mines in and around Labin – an area marked by a several decades of industrial decline and growing dependence on tourism, reflecting the issues that formed the social and cultural landscape of the region. 3rd Industrial Art Biennial takes Lamparna as its starting point, with visible traces of a past mining life and the anticipation of the visionary future of the Underground City, and unfolds into several directions, encompassing spaces, histories, memories and the contexts of Raša, Pula, Rijeka, Opatija and Vodnjan. The Biennial thus develops as a complex constellation, questioning the relationship between art and society, with its central enquiries anchored in the specifics of the locations and the contexts of the cities that arise from them, unraveling the intertwined voices, identities and narratives in that exist in background and permeate, repeat, or reproduce one another. The transnational gaze and the translocal perspective are equally embedded in viewpoints of the perception of reflective, critical artistic practices, while directing attention to the displaced status and the problem of the de/centralized culture and the concept of the dominant cultural-artistic production. Textures, methodologies and poetics create a fragmentary narrative that constructs the exhibition as a discursive public space that points to the echoes of transformations in post-industrial society, different reflexes of abandoning the production process, bringing old and new models of work, workspaces and related social and economic relationships. Ride into the Sun reminds us of the transformative potential of art and inscribes issues which are relevant on the global social horizon, steering our gaze towards the future of social imagination.


DKC Lamparna Labin
Raša Tvornica 25 maj, Rudarska menza, Crkva Sv. Barbere
Povijesni i pomorski muzej Istre, Pula;
Arheološki muzej Istre, Pula;
Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, Rijeka;
Apoteka – Prostor za suvremenu umjetnost, Vodnjan.

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